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Lynn R. Webster, MD – aka “Dr. Death” subject of investigative TV program

Lynn Webster MD

Lynn Webster MD

One of the quotes in the Aljazeera America TV piece delivered by Webster to a now deceased patient’s family was “A chronic pain sufferer could not become an addict.” 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   On Monday, August 31 at 10 pm ET and 7 pm PT Aljazeera America Television will be broadcasting a program entitled “Fault Lines – How a Utah Woman Got Hooked on Painkillers.”  Here is a link to a preview of that show – http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines/2015/8/how-did-a-utah-woman-get-hooked-on-painkillers.html

The program focuses on a woman who was a patient of Lynn R. Webster, MD, head of Life Tree Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Dr. Webster’s pain clinic had been raided by the D.E.A. in 2010 because of high numbers of deaths while patients were under his treatment.  During an interview, Webster had said “I do not know precisely how many former clinic patients died of an opioid overdose. At most it could be 20.  Many of those probably were suicides. I don’t think any of the deaths were for scripts I wrote. They were from staff.”  (In some states, including Utah, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can write prescriptions if they are supervised by a physician — and the prescription is signed by a physician.  Was this called throwing your staff under the bus, Dr. Webster?)

Revolting World

7591583Investigative journalist, philosopher and film-maker Andre Vltchek, international criminal lawyer Christopher Black and geopolitical analyst and former World Bank economist Peter Koenig each bring many years of deep engagement resisting the US-European empire to provide unusual insight into the depth of its depravity.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   There is much that is revolting about the current world and Andre Vltchek, Christopher Black and Peter Koenig are well placed to document it, which they have done in their new book ‘The World Order and Revolution! Essays from the Resistance’. http://badak-merah.weebly.com/the-world-order-and-revolution.html

Exposing lies, telling the truth

exposing_VitchekIn ‘Exposing Lies of the Empire’, Andre Vltchek documents, with chillingly violent detail, the sins of Christianity which has wanted converts (at the point of a gun if necessary) and does not tolerate, let alone ‘love thy neighbour’, when the neighbour is of a different faith.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   I have just read Andre Vltchek’s new book ‘Exposing Lies of the Empire’. http://badak-merah.weebly.com/exposing-lies-of-the-empire.html Let me tell you something about this book of 800 pages.

Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also describing and drawing you into a world of progress, culture and refinement that exists in some places and, so we are tantalised, might exist elsewhere too and even, perhaps, one day for us all.

Holocaust of death and addiction to prescription opioids can worsen and will — how?



References in the National Pain Strategy are of major concern as every state in the country fights a national health crisis of addiction and death to prescription opioids.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   There is a published report entitled the “National Pain Strategy – A Comprehensive Population Health-Level Strategy for Pain.”  Here is the link to the report   http://iprcc.nih.gov/National_Pain_Strategy/NPS_Main.htm  This pain strategy is being considered for implementation by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Division of the government.  The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as well as Medicaid report to the HHS.  Public comments will be considered by the HHS on the pain strategy, but what is it that is so concerning about this “pain strategy”?

Gilad Atzmon returns to Portland

Gilad Atzmon photos from last year's performance in Portland, Oregon by Tim King Global News Centre

Gilad Atzmon photos from last year’s performance in Portland, Oregon by Tim King Global News Centre

London’s number one jazz saxophonist; author and political commentator, Gilad Atzmon, returns to Oregon for a memorable discussion and performance.

Global News Centre

Gilad Atzmon, philosopher, jazz artist, political commentator and satirist,  returns to Portland Friday, May 15th (Nakba Day), he will be speaking, showing off his latest book and taking questions at 7pm at the Lucky Lab on 915 SE Hawthorne.  Donations will be taken at the door.

Gilad’s writings can be found on his excellent website http://www.gilad.co.uk/ .  His previous book The Wandering Who:  A Study of Jewish Identity Politics drew a sharp line highlighting Jewish support for Zionism, and calling out the Jewish identity politics that prevent Israeli and Diaspora Jews from realizing that they have more in common with Palestinians than with this amorphous and supremacist  ideology.

Human Rights: Karl Sabbagh

Karl Sabbagh

Karl Sabbagh

Although Palestinians know their own history only too well, many people in the west have only the vaguest of ideas about the history of the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. 

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM) I met many people in my short visit to Europe (and I am really home sick for Palestine). The most interesting was Lebanese Soha Beshara. Soha gave a talk on Gaza in France. It was very moving. Soha spent 10 years in the infamous Al-Khayyam prison in South Lebanon during the Israeli occupation. She was tortured like many who spent time in that prison. She, a Lebanese Christian, had shot Antoun Lahd (the criminal who worked as a subcontractor for the Israeli occupation).

DREAMLAND (Book review)


DREAMLAND by by Sam Quinones

The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)    My friend, Sam Quinones, former newspaper reporter with the L.A. Times very nicely had his publisher send me an advanced copy of his book Dreamland to be released April 21.

I do not profess to be a book reviewer, but I am knowledgeable after 13 years of hard work on how the prescription opioid epidemic is destroying families every day throughout the country

I encourage every family in the U.S. and Canada dealing with the addiction and potential death of loved ones to prescription opioids or heroin to order a copy of Dreamland.  It is available on Amazon.  (http://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-True-Americas-Opiate-Epidemic/dp/1620402505) Sam Quinones has exposed the dirty world of the pharmaceutical industry.

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